[TV Rundown] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.27.1991 – Austin vs. Yellow Dog, Todd Champion Debuts, Bill Kazmaier Strong

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schaivone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

The World Television Championship is on the line this week as “Stunning” Steve Austin defends against the “mysterious” Yellow Dog. Also on the show Big Josh takes on One Man Gang, Mr. Hughes is still palling around with The York Foundation until they tape some new footage, and Todd Champion of The WCW Patriots makes his in-ring debut.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant (I think)
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)

LINEUP

  • Nikita Koloff vs. Joe Bruce
  • PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • El Gigante vs. Lou Fabiano
  • Big Josh vs. One Man Gang (NR)
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: An Exhibition of Strength w/ Bill Kazmaier
  • Todd Champion vs. Bob Cook
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Lex Luger, Harley Race, & Mr. Hughes
  • Richard Morton vs. Chris Sullivan
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. Yellow Dog for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘MAIN EVENT’ 07.21.1991 – Yellow Dog vs. Mr. Hughes, That’s About It

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

The Yellow Dog tries to save his mask this week on Main Event as Mr. Hughes looks to cash in on the bounty. Also on the show Steve Austin defends his TV Title against a total jobber, Paul E. Dangerously hypes the World Tag Team Title tournament, and much more! Well not a lot more but enough more.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant (I think)
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)

LINEUP

  • Tom Zenk vs. Rip Rogers
  • The Hardliners vs. Ricky Nelson & Joey Maggs
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Jackie Fulton
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. Chad Floyd for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog vs. Mr. Hughes (*1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’ 07.20.1991 – Worst US Tag Team Title Match Ever, Enforcers Debut

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features a U.S. Tag Team Title match as The Fabulous Freebirds defend against The Z-Man & Robert Gibson. Also on the show The Enforcers make their debut, Gordon Solie gives us the low-down on the World Tag Team Title situation, and Johnny B. Badd runs afoul of the World Television Champion Steve Austin.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant (I think)
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)

LINEUP

  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. Tom Zenk & Robert Gibson for the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (DUD)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Greg Avery
  • The Enforcers vs. Johnny Rich & Scott Allen
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Barry Windham
  • Barry Windham vs. Black Bart
  • One Man Gang vs. Joey Maggs
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ One Man Gang & Kevin Sullivan
  • WCW CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Larry Santo
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Sting
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Tim Hughes & Mike Maverick (SQUASH OF THE WEEK)
  • Steve Austin vs. Jim Manning

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[TV Rundown] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.20.1991 – Dog & Z-Man vs. Austin & Studd, Bill Kazmaier Lifts Weights

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

The Yellow Dog teams with The Z-Man to defend his mask against Steve Austin & The Diamond Studd in the main event of this week’s Pro. Also on the show Bill Kazmaier shows off his TOTALLY NATURAL feats of strength, Johnny B. Badd plants a kiss on Larry Zbyszko, and Jack Brickhouse is not informed of the heel turn that happened at The Great American Bash.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)

LINEUP

  • Ron Simmons vs. Sam Cody
  • The Hardliners vs. Sam Houston & Rick Ryder
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Johnny B. Badd, & Theodore R. Long
  • PN News vs. Paul Lee
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Bill Kazmaier Lifts Weights
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog & Tom Zenk vs. Steve Austin & The Diamond Studd (**3/4)

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[PPV Recap] ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1991’ – A Baffling Display of Nonsense

DATE: July 14, 1991
VENUE: Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, MD)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

The Great American Bash ‘91 features the crowning of a new World Heavyweight Champion as Lex Luger meets Barry Windham inside a Steel Cage to decide who will stand atop the mountain. Also on the show Sting takes on Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain Match, Rick Steiner & Missy Hyatt are SCHEDULED to face Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express COLLIDE as Robert Gibson faces former best friend Richard Morton.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • SCAFFOLD MATCH: PN News & Bobby Eaton vs. Steve Austin & Terrence Taylor (DUD)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Diamond Studd (*3/4)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Oz (1/4*)
  • Robert Gibson vs. Richard Morton (*3/4)
  • ELIMINATION MATCH: Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (*3/4)
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog vs. Johnny B. Badd (**)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Big Josh vs. Black Blood (**1/4)
  • El Gigante vs. One Man Gang (1/4*)
  • RUSSIAN CHAIN MATCH: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff (*1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham for the vacant WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Rick Steiner vs. Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously (NR)

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[TV Rundown] ‘MAIN EVENT’ 07.14.1991 – Austin vs. News, Final GAB Hype-ish

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

With The Great American Bash an hour away this week’s Main Event…doesn’t super focus on it but they talk about it a little. More importantly is that there’s CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD on the line as “Stunning” Steve Austin defends the Television Title against PN News

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • The York Foundation vs. Larry Santo, Jim Boss, & Greg Sawyer
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Diamond Studd vs. Scotty Williams
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously, One Man Gang, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Big Josh & Tom Zenk vs. Mark Kyle & Tim Frye
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. PN News for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (*3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.13.1991 – Pistols vs. ‘Birds, Hardliners and Others in Action

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

This week’s Pro features a Bash preview as The Young Pistols take on The Fabulous Freebirds in a Tag Team Elimination match, plus Steve Austin, Johnny B. Badd, and The Hardliners are all in action.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Tom Zenk vs. Rip Rogers
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Steve Austin vs. Chad Floyd
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Jackie Fulton
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • One Man Gang vs. Terry Bronson
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Nikita Koloff
  • The Hardliners vs. Joey Maggs & Ricky Nelson
  • TAG TEAM ELIMINATION: The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (**)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’ 07.06.1991 – Two Big Jim Herd Announcements, The Patriots Sorta Debut

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling features not one but TWO big announcements from EVP Jim Herd regarding the Great American Bash next week and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, plus a whole lot of folks squashing other folks. Also Firebreaker Chip warns us against the danger of matches.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Sting vs. Keith Steinborn
  • WCW TOP TEN
  • The Hardliners vs. Joey Maggs & Dave Johnson
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Steve Austin vs. Johnny Rich
  • DEBUT PROMO: The Patriots
  • Lex Luger vs. Jeff Stone
  • Dustin Rhodes & Robert Gibson vs. Black Bart & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Terrence Taylor vs. Johnny Meadows
  • JIM HERD’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT PART 1
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joe Cazana
  • PN News vs. Tim Frye
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Chad Floyd
  • One Man Gang vs. Danny Hornaday
  • Rick Steiner vs. Brian Jernigan (sp?)
  • JIM HERD’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT PART 2
  • Diamond Studd vs. The Blaze/Blue Blazer
  • Barry Windham vs. Jackie Fulton
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Barry Windham

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide Wrestling’ 07.06.1991 – Squashes Galore, Solie Announces Departure

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schaivone & Gordon Solie

A host of folks are in action this week on Worldwide, including Steve Austin, Big Josh, and The Hardliners. Also on the show we get an announcement about the future of Solie’s broadcasting stint on the show and ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF RIC FLAIR VACATING THE WORLD TITLE. 

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Steve Austin vs. Ian Weston
  • PN News vs. Tommy Starr (Power Hour – 07.06.1991)
  • GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Big Josh vs. Tim Frye
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Z-Man
  • The York Foundation vs. Johnny Rich & Tommy Angel
  • VIDEO: A look at “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Johnny Meadows
  • Barry Windham vs. Kerry Booth
  • The Hardliners vs. Rob Morgan & Scotty Meadows
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Yellow Dog

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro Chicago’ 07.06.1991 – MAJOR WCW SHAKE-UP, Also Squash Matches I Guess

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

This week’s Pro features Steve Austin, The Diamond Studd, and others in action plus a Larry Z’s Legends with Johnny B. Badd and oh yeah AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT RIC FLAIR IS GONE FROM WCW AND THE WORLD TITLE HAS BEEN VACATED. Maybe I should’ve led with that.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Steve Austin vs. Kerry Booth
  • WCW SPECIAL BULLETIN: RIC FLAIR NO LONGER WITH WCW; WORLD TITLE VACATED
  • The York Foundation vs. Larry Santo, Jim Boss, & Greg Sawyer
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • The Hardliners vs. Pat Rose & Eddie Desmond
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • One Man Gang vs. John Peterson
  • VIDEO: A special look at Lex Luger
  • Big Josh & Tom Zenk vs. Mark Kyle & Tim Frye
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Johnny B. Badd, & Theodore R. Long
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Scotty Williams
  • INTERVIEW: Schiavone w/ Missy Hyatt
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Allen Martin (?)

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